It's my first time posting here so if this topic has been addressed please let me know.
I'm the only in-house designer in my company. The company I work in has a lot of non-designers who work on designing editable templates since they don't want to rely on me doing the revisions to save time (aka, my design workflow is too slow for them because it can take a few days -.-). I mainly work on marketing automation, designing posters, web design and major print projects like books. Anything that involves major projects will always have follow-up revisions on it's content so there's always a need to enable editing. So lots of the proposals we create are now editable via powerpoint. What I'm having problems with is the revision workflow of hybrid (print and digital) documents created via indesign.
Indesign is the best platform to cater for prints like books. I've created so many guidelines to make editing more seamless (the big editing via word document before doing design or sending the PDF) but they insist on directly editing the content and add images wherever they want. I can implement a separate platform for them to add content and text but at the end of the day, if they want the print version, it still needs to be updated on Indesign. The last option i have now is to just make them buy the indesign cc app and do their editing on the program, which may mess with the design but if it helps them edit it, so be it. But hoping to look for a more sustainable way to balance creating better designs for print/digital documents but still make it editable. OR, if there's a way to totally leave indesign for a more efficient software, even better.
I have read this: Best way to send layouts with editable text to writers/editors who don't have design software But unfortunately it doesn't solve the problem of adding new images.